“We foster a tradition of steady studying”
Monique Flickinger, Superintendent, American Neighborhood Faculty of Abu Dhabi (ACS)
With industries present process fast transformations, how do you adapt your curriculum to make sure college students will likely be able to thrive within the aggressive enterprise world sooner or later?
At ACS, we emphasise crucial considering, problem-solving, creativity and collaboration abilities, that are all important for achievement within the enterprise world. Our curriculum incorporates project-based studying, internships and partnerships with native organisations to supply college students sensible experiences and publicity to real-world challenges. Contributing greater than 5,000 hours of service every year and exploring their ardour in teachers, arts and athletics, ACS college students study to develop into well-rounded, accountable leaders who’re ready to make modifications on the earth.
Immediately’s academics want a different set of abilities than their predecessors as college students adapt to a brand new world of studying. How do you assist academics keep up to date and maintain tempo with the altering developments of schooling?
We foster a tradition of steady studying and supply entry to ongoing coaching, workshops and conferences specializing in the newest analysis, pedagogical approaches and technological developments in schooling. These experiences create alternatives for academics to boost their information and topic space experience, whereas being uncovered to new concepts and revolutionary methods that improve pupil achievement. Moreover, we encourage our academics to pursue superior levels and certifications. By investing in our academics’ skilled progress, we all know they’ve the required abilities and information to empower our college students to form the long run.
“We provide a creativity-inspired curriculum”
Jasmit Kang, Founding Principal, Glendale Worldwide Faculty
Transient us on Glendale Worldwide Faculty explaining what basically makes this college actually distinctive in Dubai’s schooling area?
In a primary in Dubai’s instructional sphere, we now have a multipurpose good card for kids that may give them entry to a spread of faculty services — canteen, lockers, labs, purchases from tuck store and extra. We additionally provide college students a creativity-inspired curriculum with alternatives together with abilities in images, drama within the Black Field room, Makerspace and Design Expertise room with an engineering focus, AI robots, and breakout zones inside and outdoors of the classroom, with unparalleled sports activities services ranging from FS.
Immediately’s academics want a distinct set of abilities than their predecessors as college students adapt to a brand new world of studying. How do you assist academics keep up to date and maintain tempo with the altering developments of schooling?
Coaching and growth is vital for our employees and we curate that in-house. One of the best skilled growth is to study and share what works for a spread of topics and growing methods that can be utilized in an educator’s personal classroom observe. Giving extra alternatives for peer statement and suggestions assist increase requirements constantly and permit our academics to really feel comfy, studying and showcasing their educating methods in collaboration. Common employees conferences associated to curriculum enhancement is paramount, with a transparent, constant imaginative and prescient driving the priorities for the college growth plan.
Human relationships maintain the important thing to high-quality schooling”
Dr Steve Druggan, Superintendent, American Faculty of Dubai (ASD)
With the schooling sector the world over reimagining its function to maintain up with the digital period, what, in keeping with you, are the most effective ways in which colleges can strike a stability between know-how and studying targets?
For now, the important thing to high-quality schooling is the human relationships that type the core of all nice colleges. The academics in these colleges know tips on how to convey digital applied sciences into the educating and studying course of. At ASD, we make investments the overwhelming majority of our sources in hiring and growing the most effective college on the earth. These college work with college students to make use of know-how in a artistic and empowering approach.
What does innovation imply to ASD and what are the assorted approaches you implement to boost classroom experiences and studying outcomes?
Innovation means various things for the assorted aspects of life inside ASD. For instance, we proceed to develop our communications applied sciences to maintain everybody up to date about what is occurring on our distinctive campus. We additionally proceed to innovate on how we shorten the suggestions loop for all learners. We all know that college students need to study from their work and errors, and innovating round shortening this suggestions loop is one thing we stay up for enhancing within the years forward.
We additionally recognise that innovation is usually made attainable by folks with the ability to join seemingly unconnected concepts and ideas; that’s an space the place an American curriculum actually shines as we don’t pressure college students right into a slim path of studying throughout among the most artistic years of their lives.